Rookie of the Year Nominees

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Healthandhighheels

I am a high school sophomore who was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in March. Ever since, my goal has been…

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The Malleable Mom

My children and I have EDS. I was chronically ill and undiagnosed for 30+ years, and fell through every…

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Leslie

NAME IS LESLIE HILLBURN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MS IN AUGUST OF 2003. MY SYMPTOMS ARE CHRONIC FATIGUE …

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Melissa Olephant- Live Laugh Lyme

Chronic Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed & is often hard to treat. It can be confusing, painful, scary,…

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Project HEAL

Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live is a 501(c) not-for-profit organization in the United States…

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Dr. Patty Verdugo, PsyD

I became ill when I was 20 years old. I have now had now had 7 back surgeries (2 this year in 2017) that…

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Kat

My name is Kat and I talk about things that no one really likes to talk about...which is basically pee…

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Anuradha - Fibromyalgia Awareness

There's tremendous lack of awareness about Fibromyalgia. The symptoms include 24x7 pain, hypersensitivities,…

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Lori Raines

I'm Lori and I have generalized dystonia. It is barely heard of and living with it is as complex as…

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Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP

Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP, is an author, blogger, and healthy living advocate. She is the President and…

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Lizzy - The Pillow Fort

The Pillow Fort - making chronic illness suck less! An online shop, digital magazine, community and…

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Kristen Brunton

I expanded my knowledge of medical information and became the push behind finding the name of the medical…

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ColitisNinja

Colitis Ninja™ - Support, encouragement and laughter for those battling Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn…

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My Migraine Life

Sarah Rathsack is the author behind My Migraine Life blog and social media. Sarah has lived with migraine…

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Jennifer Canvasser, MSW

Jennifer Canvasser founded the NEC Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence…

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Sarah Rae

Just a girl living the sick life, reinventing the way things are done, reaching heights most don't. Writer…

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Crista Anna Scott

My name is Crista Scott and I am an Ultrarunner, writer and researcher in Sports Psychology. I recently…

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Carla Billings

I am a 49 year old wife, mother, and grandma. I was born a sick child leaving the medical field to believe…

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Lauren Kocher

In 2002, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I was just 16 at the time. I had struggled to find my…

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Jocelyn Delaney

I grew up swimming, playing field hockey and lacrosse. But I was always taught that I wasn’t healthy,…

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Nicole Jeray

Swinging for Sleep raises awareness and money for Narcolepsy while I play professional golf on the LPGA…

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Melinda Zanello

My Invisible Life, a NFP storytelling community about living with an invisible illness or disability.…

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Melissa Cook

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis nearly 20 years ago I found limited resources to help me…

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Count My Spoons

I started my facebook page to help my family and friends understand fibromyalgia and other invisible…

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linaMPN

I am what I call a professional patient, and part time blogger/patient advocate. I was diagnosed at the…

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Dawn

I host #SpoonieChat Wednesdays from 9-11PM EST, and the Spoonie Chat Facebook group, where we talk about…

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